Outgoing superintendent lands new job

Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WAVE) - Indiana's outgoing state school superintendent has a new job.

Tony Bennett, who is from southern Indiana, will take over as Florida's new education commissioner.

The Florida Board of Education selected Bennett out of three finalists on Wednesday.

Many of the changes Bennett brought to Hoosier schools were first tried in Florida.

Bennett lost his re-election bid in Indiana in November to Glenda Rietz.

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